|Posted by QHN on January 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM|
On Saturday 26th January, Qormi Under 14s managed to beat Sliema 3-2 in a very close encounter. This victory gave the top of the table to Qormi after the end of the 1st round.
Williams had a headache with missing players as C.Mifsud, C.Cutajar, M.Borg and N.Zammit where all missing due to sickness. Williams had also in doubt, until the starting of the match Kurt Darmanin due to injury. However, luckily for the Yellows Darmanin managed to be part of the team and resulted in being the player that managed to make the difference with 2 important goals.
Williams started with Borg between poles. After being out of the Under 14s team for a while, Borg came back with a very good display and was an important player through the match. The back line was formed from Hammad, Grixti and Gatt, while Keith Bajada and Deguara played in midfield. Upfront began youngster Luke Bajada.
Qormi took control of the match and tried to open the score on several times. However Sliema where well organized and defended very well, with the blues playing on the counter. In fact it was thanks to Borg on several occasions that the Qormi team did not suffer the goals.
The Qormi players went all on the attack and with the team too high Sliema managed to pass through and had their 1st short corner. From this corner, Sliema went up front. Qormi kept on attacking and from a Grixti cross, Darmanin deflected in the corner to get the draw.
In the second half the game kept on the same rythm and from a counter attack Sliema managed to go in front again. Whilst keeping on the attack, Qormi rearguard was too open and on 3 occasions it had to be keeper Jeremy Borg to save the goals and keep Qormi in the match.
However from one of the Short corners that Qormi had, Keith Bajada dribbled through the rushing out player and pushed into goal for th 2-2. Few minutes later and from a cross on the right side, Darmanin pushed into goal for the 3-2. Qormi controlled the remaing moments and managed to get a suffered but very important win.
Unfortunatly after the match, Sliema coach reacted very badly and protested with the umpires for their decisions during the match. Surely not a way to teach juniors how to act in a sports.
Qormi Starting line up: J.Borg, K.Gatt, K.Grixti, O.Hammad, K.Bajada, A.Deguara, L.Bajada
Used Subs: F.Cutajar, M.Calleja, K.Busuttil, J.Mifsud